Marriage Preparation

The Sacrament of Marriage, by which a man and woman become “one body,” mirrors the union that exists between Christ and the Church. The love of a man and a woman as husband and wife is also a powerful sign of Christ’s love for the Church. Through the sacrament, Christ becomes a companion for the couple, offering them His grace. The Lord’s grace helps deepen their love and strengthen their union as they live out their vocation to marriage.

Requirements

Engaged couples who want be married here at Guardian Angels must start the formation process at least six months prior to their wedding date.

Marriage preparation includes attending the Covenant Couples Program sponsored by Guardian Angels Parish. In addition to the Covenant Couples Program, couples are also required to take the PREPARE/ENRICH Compatibility Tool.

How to Begin The Process

The process for couples wishing to be married begins by registering in the parish and reading through the Guardian Angels Marriage Guidelines. The marriage guidelines can be picked up at the parish office or downloaded from the link listed below. After reading through the marriage guidelines, the couple can call our Pastoral Associate, Mr. Steve Petty @ 248-588-1222, to set up an appointment. Mr. Petty can also be reached via email at stevep@guardiana.com.

Guardian Angels Marriage Guidelines

Covenant Couples Registration Form

Natural Family Planning Information


Sacrament of Matrimony
In Church Documents

“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Paragraph 1660

 

“The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Paragraph 1666